Dr. George Doodnaught ruling expected in two months

A Toronto anesthesiologist accused of molesting 21 women during surgeries will learn his fate on November 19, when a judge delivers a ruling on the case.

Anesthesiologist's sexual molestation trial wraps up, judge to deliver ruling Nov. 19

George Doodnaught is facing 21 charges of sexual assault.

A judge is set to deliver a ruling in two months in the case of a Toronto anesthesiologist accused of molesting 21 women during surgeries. 

In closing arguments at the trial of Dr. George Doodnaught, the Crown argued that the allegations from the women are strikingly similar and cannot be chalked up to hallucinations from sedatives.

Each of the women reported that Doodnaught kissed them and touched them inappropriately while they were under conscious sedation.

The 64-year-old doctor has pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of sexual assault.

Doodnaught's lawyer, Brian Greenspan, has argued the drugs were reported in some cases to cause sexual fantasies, which he says may help explain the accusations against the anesthesiologist.

Greenspan says it's "simply impossible" that Doodnaught would have been able to assault 21 women undetected by anyone else in the operating rooms.

Ontario Superior Court Justice David McCombs has reserved his ruling and plans to deliver it November 19th, though he has said the date will be pushed back if he needs more time.